is it safe to delete Sherlock?

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  1. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    I don't seem to have any use for this app. and am wondering how integrated it is with the system.
     
  2. slu macrumors 68000

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    If you don't want to use it, it is 100% safe. I'd say trash it.
     
  3. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can i trust you?:D
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    when i reinstalled OSX on my computers i've always left it off. you can delete it without worry.
     
  5. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    i wonder the same thing...i noticed it's icon there..but it looks pointless for me..is it ok to delete it? wont effect on the computer's dictionary?
     
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    Congratulations, you've saved a whole 9 Mb of disk space. Don't spend it all in one place...
     
  8. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey! that's 6 porn mpegs!
     
  9. slu macrumors 68000

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    Looks like I am trustworthy!

    In all seriousness, I deleted a bunch of stuff that came with my iMac. I have no use for Nanosaur or World Book or Quicken or iWork Trial, etc. Granted, it is not as bad as a Windows machine, but there is a bunch if bloat that ships with consumer Macs. Thankfully, it is much easier to get rid on them on a Mac!
     
  10. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SLU, I must concur. It's not the 9Mb saved in particular, but there's a lot of nickel and dime crap running in the background that I personally will never let see the light of the day. Just wanted to be a little prudent about deleting an old mac standby. Thanks again.
     
  11. kolax macrumors G3

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    Not discovered Hi-definition porn yet then..? ;)

    You'd need more than 9MB's, put it that way.
     
  12. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Download speeds are too slow to meet the urgency of my requirements. Quantity over quality:cool:
     
  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Sherlock doesn't run in the background. If it did, a drag to the trash would not do the job. So what we're really talking about here is reclaiming maybe 0.01% of your hard drive space. A little perspective seemed to be in order.
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well if its not being used why just have it sitting there? makes sense to get rid of the stuff thats just not doing anything for you.
     
  15. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah but, .01% here and there and the likelihood that the aforementioned app is of absolutely no interest to me begged the question. anyhoo, thanks for the tip. wasn't entirely clear on the idea that the system would engage in such draconian and helpful prevention of my capricious deletion tendencies.
     
  16. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    How long does something need to go unused before you decide it's not doing anything for you? I guess this practice comes under the same heading as reformatting and reinstalling OSX -- the benefits are more perceived than real. I'm probably not going to persuade you that's it's pointless and you're probably aren't going to convince me that there's any point.
     

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